Bafana Republic and Other Satires is a selection of monologues from six one-person satirical revues by leading South African playwright Mike van Graan. Focusing with piercing humour on various issues facing democratic South Africa, the monologues can be used for exam purposes, as acting exercises for drama students, or as performance pieces.
Contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre. This book provides a separate introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
A new readable and accessible translation of Brecht's satirical masterpiece by Alistair Beaton, published to coincide with the world premiere by Shared Experience. Written by the grand master of storytelling and peopled with vivid and amusing characters, this is one of the greatest plays of the last century.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of 18th-century Vienna doesn't recognize his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does, and he is tortured by what he hears. Seething with rage at the genius of this buffoon and aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war.
This 2004 volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's most renowned dramatic work, Waiting for Godot, which has become one of the most frequently discussed, and influential plays in the history of the theatre. Graver reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.
At a restaurant party thrown by Marlene of the Top Girls Employment Agency are Isabella Bird, the 19th-century traveller, Lady Nijo, courtesan to a 13th-century Japanese Emperor, Brueghel's Dull Gret, Pope Joan and Patient Griselda, wife of Chaucer's Clerk.